2014-15 Midwest Military Youth of the Year
Club/Organization: Rock Island Arsenal Child Youth Services, Ill.
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Savannah faced many challenges as a young girl. In addition to multiple moves to multiple cities and dealing with her family members’ frequent deployments, she lost her natural mother to cancer at a young age. Needing a rock in her life, Savannah joined her Club and spent time both before and after school getting to know the members and staff. There, she found the mentors she needed to develop a strong sense of self. At school, she became the track and cross country team captain, the lead manager for her school’s wrestling team, and joined the culinary club, school yearbook staff, and served as editor for her the school newspaper. She also served as secretary of the Moline Police Stoppers organization, while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.